Prosecutor General Hisham Barakat ordered on Sunday the freezing of the financial assets of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and other prominent Islamist figures.
The list includes Supreme Guide Mohamed Badie and his deputies Khairat Al-Shater and RashadBayoumi, Secretary General Ezzat Ibrahim and the Brotherood affiliated preacher SafwatHegazi.
Leading members of the Brotherhood’s political wing, the Freedom and Justice Party (FJP) were also subject to the freezing. This includes party chairman and former speaker of parliament Saad El-Katatni, his deputy Essam El-Erian and member of the party’s executive bureau Mohamed El-Beltagy.
Head of the Islamist Al-Raya party and former presidential candidate Hazem Salah Abu Ismail, deputy head of Al-Wasat Party Essam Sultan and media personality Mohamed Al-Omda also had funds frozen by Barakat’s judicial order.
Barakat also ordered Egypt’s security services, ranging from the Ministry of Interior to Homeland Security, to collaborate and provide information regarding clashes outside the presidential palace in Heliopolis in December 2012.
Last Wednesday the prosecutor’s office issued arrest warrants for Badie, Al-Beltagy, Al-Erian, Hegazy and Ibrahim for inciting violence in relation to the clashes outside the Republican Guards headquarters last Monday.